Sources: Keyon Dooling not returning to Magic; Redick thinks he will be traded
Dooling - according to NBA sources and his camp - will not be returning to play for the Magic, barring an 11th-hour change.
He was disappointed, but did not want to comment on the record when reached by the Sentinel in the Bahamas, where he is vacationing with erstwhile teammates Jameer Nelson and Tony Battie.
It appears the Magic could not financially accommodate Dooling - who made $3.5 million last season - after signing Pietrus.
The Magic's payroll is about $65 million and they apparently are butting up against a budget. They will look to sign a point guard through free agency for the minimum, acquire one in a trade or create more cap room with a deal. Nelson is the lone point guard on the roster.
J.J. Redick concedes his future is dim in Orlando.
"The writing's on the wall" Redick told the Sentinel. "The writing's been on the wall for some time."
The only way the situation can somewhat change is if the Magic deal Bogans.
"I spoke with Otis (Smith) last week and I'm sure we'll speak again," Redick said. "I don't really know. Obviously, Otis has the control. I just want to play. I would like to play in Orlando."
The Magic are also looking to sign another big at the veteran's minimum, and the club could bring back center Adonal Foyle.
One player also said Wednesday that it was his understanding that Foyle - who opted out of his veteran's minimum deal after last season - will return.